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Many thanks to our Master of Ceremonies, Ted Wayman, for graciously 
giving of his time and talents for this special evening. In 1979, Ted was a 
member of the first WHS varsity soccer team to win the Dual County 
League championship. Ted is an Emmy Award-winning reporter, andhas 
been a Boston broadcaster for many years on TV, radio and the internet.. 
He graduated from Boston University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science 
degree in Broadcast Journalism. He is presently a partner in a company 
called, an internet venture featuring reports and stories about 
Boston. Ted's wife, Maura, graduated from WHS in 1982. 

/ have great memories of those teams and stay in touch with many teammates. I know several of the inductees. 
I have been a member of the Boston media both on tv and radio for the past 20 years. I am now with an 
internet company in Boston, called I owe much of my success to my education in the 
Wayland schools and to my own sports experiences. 


On behalf of Wayland Boosters, welcome to the 2nd Wayland High School Athletic Hall of Fame 
Induction Ceremony. Our first ceremony in the fall of 2006 was a sellout event. Thanks go to the 
committee who coordinated this evening: Chairman George Doran, members Connie Burgess, 
Colleen Cappellucci, Chris Jenny, Asa and Susan Foster, Rick Smith of the Wayland Town Crier, 
former Wayland Athletic Director Rick Moyer, long time Wayland Coach Bill Snow, Athletic 
Director Martha Jamieson, and Athletic Trainer Chris Brown. 

The Wayland Boosters is an all volunteer organization whose mission is to enhance the experiences 
of Wayland High School athletes by raising money to complete projects, such as new scoreboards 
for the Field House, and recent projects which include contributions toward a rehabilitation of the 
varsity baseball field, Bennett Field, and the Field House. 

Tonight's event is another example of how the Boosters recognizes and supports the rich tradition of 
Wayland Athletics. 

Enjoy the evening and thank you for your support! 

Craig Foreman 

President, Wayland Boosters 


Saturday, October 25, 2008 6:30 p.m. 

Master of Ceremony - Ted Wayman 

Inductees: Brandon Anderson, George Bradley, Steve Brooks, 

Gary Chase, Sally White Eastman, Laurie Williams Griffin, 
Jon Mann, Kim Pond McGrath, Hilary Meyer, Tom O'Shea, 
Bill Snow, Scott Watts, Jerry Whelchel. 

Teams Being Honored: '71 Wrestling, '86 -'87 Girls Lacrosse State Champs, 
2001 State Championship Boys Soccer 




Brandon Anderson is the youngest inductee in the short history of the Way- 
land Athletic Hall of Fame. He is being inducted in the first year of his eligi- 

Anderson was an outstanding football, track and baseball performer for the 
Warriors. In football, Anderson was a rare four-year varsity starter for Way- 
land. After earning All-Dual County League honors as a cornerback his junior 
year, Anderson put together a standout senior year that included mshing for 
1,734 yards, a mark that eclipsed the single-season 
record of the esteemed Bob Peck, whose record had 
stood for 30 years. The fleet-footed halfback accounted 
for better than 2000 all-purpose 
yards as a senior. 

In indoor track, Anderson was the league champion in the 300 meters with a 
personal best timing of 36.6. He was also a member of a Class D winning 4x100 
relay team. 

Anderson closed out a fantastic high school baseball career by batting .500 and 
earning three saves as a relief pitcher his senior year. Coming out of high school, 
he was drafted in the 41st round by the Colorado Rockies. 

Anderson played college baseball at Gloucester County College and then Geor- 
gia College and State University. He just completed his first full year as a right fielder with the Kalama- 
zoo Kings of the Frontier League, an independent minor league baseball league. 

Anderson is grateful for the help he received from high school coaches Scott Parseghian, Tom Her- 
manowski, Bill Snow, and Bill Fulgurite. 

George Bradley was a standout football, basketball and baseball player 
for the Warriors before graduating in 1958. Bradley was the starting 
quarterback for Wayland his junior and seniors year with the Warriors 
going undefeated and winning the Class D state championship his jun- 
ior season. He was an all-scholastic selection, an honorable mention 
All- America, and a captain his senior year. 

In basketball, Bradley played 
guard and ended his career as a 
1,000-point scorer. During his 
junior year, the Warriors went 
through the entire football and 
basketball season without losing 
a game. Wayland won the pres- 
tigious Tech Tournament that 
winter. He was also a team cap- 
tain his senior year. 

Bradley, who was also a captain 
during the spring, played catcher for the baseball team. Wayland 
had some strong teams on the diamond, but never won a league 
championship during Bradley's tenure at the school. 

Bradley went to Boston University on a football scholarship when 
the Terriers played powers like Syracuse, Perm State, Kansas, and 

Boston College. He was switched to fullback from quarterback his sophomore year at BU. 

Bradley retired from the Gillette Corporation after working for the company for nearly 30 years. "Ralph 
Salvati was the single most influential person in my life," said Bradley. "He was not only an outstanding 

football coach, but an outstanding individ- 
ual. I truly benefitted from having outstand- 
ing teammates and outstanding coaching. 
Ralph Salvatti and Buzz Bowers were out- 
standing coaches." 

He and his wife Joan are the parents of a 
daughter, Rea (19). He has four sons from a 
previous marriage: George (42), Paul (40), 
Keith (38), and Brian (33). 


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Stephen Brooks was a standout performer in soccer and ice 
hockey during his athletic career at Way land High School. 

A forward, a three-year varsity performer and a two-time co- 
captain on the pitch, Brooks was a moving force in the Warriors 
compiling a 10-1-3 record his senior year, earning the first tour- 
nament appearance in the program's history. In fact, Wayland 
made it to the sectional semifinals after shocking top-seeded 
Duxbury 2-1 in the quarterfinals. 

Brooks was a Dual County League All-Star his junior and 
senior years in high school. He was named All-State First Team 
his senior year. 

A two-year varsity player 
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played left wing and center for the Warriors. Brooks went on to 
play varsity soccer at Dartmouth College, graduating with a 
Bachelor of Arts in history. He started at forward his sophomore 
and senior year of college, missing his junior year due to an 

After earning a Master's degree in business administration, 
Brooks began working for Textron Corporation. He is currently 
working for Cessna Aircraft, a division of Textron, and living in 
Wichita, Kansas. 

Stephen and Cathy Brooks have been married since 1986 and 
are the parents of two children: Scott 18 and Julia 13. 

Brooks expressed gratitude for the coaching he received in high school soccer from Bill Snow and 
Lauren Weisman. 


Gary Chase was a standout in football and wrestling at Wayland High and later 
returned to his alma mater as an outstanding wrestling coach. In football, Chase 
was a co-captain and two-way starter at offensive guard and defense end on the 
undefeated 1971 Warrior team that won the league and Class C state title. Chase 
was a State Champion at 148 pounds as a junior on a Wayland team that won 
league and sectional honors and finished as co-state champions. As a senior, Chase 
moved up to 158 pounds and didn't miss a beat. He was a co-captain and a 
Sectional, State, and New England Champion. The Warriors as a team matched 
that lofty trio of accomplishments. 

Chase was an assistant coach under the legendary Rick Moyer before taking over 
the wrestling program himself in 1997. When he called it quits after the 2006-2007 
season, his Warriors had compiled a 218-12-2 record, had a 74-match undefeated 
streak, and had four undefeated seasons. 

Under Chase, Wayland won six league championships, five sec- 
tional titles, and was sectional runnerup twice and won the Di- 
vision 3 team crown once. 

A two-time Boston Globe and a three-time MetroWest News 
Coach of the Year, Chase coached six State Champions and 22 
Sectional Champions. He was also named 2006 Division 3 North 
Sectional Coach of the Year, 2007 Division 3 State Coach of the 
Year and the winner of the 2007 Massachusetts Sportsmanship 
Award for exhibiting 10 consecutive years of sportsmanship. 

Chase has been married to former classmate Eileen Weldon for 33 years. They are 
the parents of three children: Sean, Erin, and Brett, all of whom graduated from 
Wayland High School. 

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The former Laurie Williams went from being a standout athlete 
at Wayland High School to an outstanding coach at her alma 

Griffin played field hockey and lacrosse while in high school 
and went on to leave a huge imprint on those sports during 
her coaching career. 

She also played lacrosse at the collegiate level at Plymouth 
State College. Griffin was a member of the Division 2 New 
England Championship Plymouth State College squad, the 
only undefeated women's lacrosse team in the school's history. 
The team was also inducted into the Plymouth State Athletic 
Hall of Fame. 

A two-time team captain, she was an All-New England Collegiate Lacrosse 
Team selection in 1977. Griffin was also a member of the United States 
National Team, Level 2, in 1997. 

She coached varsity field hockey at Wayland from 1985-1991 and was named the league's outstanding coach in 
1986. In lacrosse, Griffin guided the Warriors varsity from 1985-1997 with her teams compiling at 158-40-7 record. 
The varsity lacrosse teams won League Championships and State Championships 1986, 1987, 1990, and 1991. 

She was honored as the Dual County League Field Hockey Coach of the Year award in 1986. She was named 
Boston Globe Coach of the Year in 1991 and earned the honor from the Metro West News in 1990, 1991, 1995 and 

Griffin went on to coach varsity lacrosse from 1985 to 2005 at Algonquin Regional. She is currently a physical ed- 
ucation and wellness teacher and the varsity lacrosse coach at Nashoba Regional. 

Griffin and her husband John, who also graduated from Wayland High, have 3 children, Trevor, Jen, and Haley. 
She would like to thank and recognize: Janet Nell, her lacrosse coach at Plymouth State, Peter Cofran, basketball 
coach at Plymouth area high school, Buzzy Bowers, former athletic director at WHS, and Rick Moyer, former 
athletic director at WHS. 


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After moving to Wayland from California his sophomore year, Mann left a last- 
ing imprint on the Wayland cross country and track program the rest of his 
high school career. 

As a sophomore, Mann was a Junior Olympic national champion in the 800 
meters with a clocking of 1:53.97. During his senior year, Mann set the Wayland 
cross country course record and set a state record in the indoor 600 meters and 
the outdoor 800 meters. He was named an All-American in the 800 his senior 

Mann's versatility and talent was on display during a dual meet with 
Bedford his senior year when he won the 100 and two mile in the same 

Mann went to Stanford University where his collegiate career was side- 
tracked by injuries. Graduating from Stanford with a political science de- 
gree in 1987, Mann earned a law degree from the University of Maine in 
1994. He is currently general counsel and secretary for TAC Worldwide 
in Dedham. 

Mann met his wife Ann at an indoor track meet when she was compet- 
ing for Lincoln-Sudbury. They are the parents of two children: Veronika 
and Tyler. 

Hilary Meyer was Wayland High's starting goalie for three seasons of varsity 
field hockey and four seasons of varsity lacrosse before graduating in 1995. She 
even added a season of junior varsity ice hockey as a goalie, her senior year with 
the newly formed Wayland-Weston program. 

Meyer received numerous awards during her high school sports career, starting 
with Rookie of the Year honors in both field hockey and lacrosse. She won the 
Wayland Boosters Award in field hockey and lacrosse and was named the winner of the Christie Spo- 
erling Award in lacrosse. 

Meyer, who made over 1000 career saves in lacrosse, was either a co-captain or tri-captain in both sports 
her senior year and was the school's Defensive MVP in field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse. In addi- 
tion, Meyer, who was an all-star for the Middlesex News, Boston Herald and Boston Globe, was a Dual 
County League All-Star every season she played a varsity sport. She was a 
second team All- American in lacrosse her senior year. 

Meyer went on to play four varsity seasons of field hockey and lacrosse at 
Colgate University where she accumulated numerous honors in both 
sports. She graduated from Colgate in 1999 and added a law degree from 
Rutgers Law School in 2005. 

Meyer currently runs the Fair Courts Project at Lambda Legal, headquar- 
tered in New York City. Lambda Legal is a nonprofit civil rights organiza- 
tion advocating through impact 

litigation and public education for 
the rights of lesbians, gay men, 
bisexual and transgender people, 
as well as those with HIV. 

Meyer credits former Wayland girls lacrosse coach Laurie Grif- 
fin, former Wayland field hockey coach Diane Stratton, Way- 
land High athletic trainer Chris Brown, former Colgate field 
hockey and lacrosse coach Cathy Foto, and her father for posi- 
tively impacting her life in general and her athletic career in par- 



Tom O'Shea played point guard for some outstanding Wayland High basketball 
teams. The Warriors won the Dual County League title all four years he was on 
the varsity. In fact, O'Shea was paired in the same backcourt his freshman year 
with his brother Tim when Wayland went to the State Championship game. 
His junior year, the Warriors went 22-0 and won the 1981 State Championship. 

O'Shea was a DCL All-Star in basketball all four years he was in high school. He 
was named all-state as a junior and second team all-state as a senior. He was 
co-MVP of the DCL his senior year. 

During his high school career, O'Shea's teams compiled an 83-8 
record. During that time span, O'Shea scored over 1,000 points, 
handed out better than 500 assists and recorded more than 200 

A four-year varsity player at the University of Vermont, O'Shea 
captained the team his senior year. He is currently the head 
basketball coach at St. Michael's College. He was awarded the 
Sunderland Award as UVM's most outstanding senior athlete 
and was first recipient of the Tom O'Shea Award, which is given 
annually to a Vermont player who exhibits the strongest 
commitment and dedication to the Catamount program. 

Tom and Amy O'Shea are the parents of four children, Joe 16, 
Connor 14, Brendan 12, and Caroline 9. 

O'Shea is grateful for the support of his mother, Alice, his father, Joe, his brother, 
Tim and his sisters, Peggy and Maureen. 


The former Kim Pond was an outstanding field hockey and lacrosse player 
while at Wayland High School. She split the winter months between gym- 
nastics her freshman and sophomore year and track her junior and senior 

A three-year varsity player in field hockey, McGrath was a Dual County 
League All-Star her junior and senior year in high school and served as a 
captain her final year in the sport. 

As a three-year varsity lacrosse 
player, she led the league and Eastern 
Mass in scoring as a junior and was a 
league and Eastern Mass all-star. In McGrath 1 s senior year, 
she was named a U.S. Lacrosse All-American as well as 
winning league and Eastern Mass all-star honors. 

McGrath went to Boston University where she played both 
field hockey and lacrosse her first two years there. Her 
sophomore year of field hockey saw the Terriers place 
fourth in the NCAA Tournament. 

In college lacrosse, McGrath was the team's leading scorer as a freshman and second-leading scorer 
her sophomore year. Unfortunately, BU dropped the sport before her junior season. 

McGrath graduated from BU with a degree in physical therapy and currently works part time in 
a nursing home in Scituate.Kim and David McGrath are the parents of three daughters, Mikayla, 
Abby, and Stefanie. Kim McGrath is the U-13 lacrosse coach for two of her daughters. 


Bill Snow played soccer, basketball, ran cross country and out- 
door track at Frarningham North before heading off to Spring- 
field College, where he played soccer for 4 years with an 
undefeated senior season (13-0-3), in which the team won the 
Atlantic Coast Championship and a New England Champi- 
onship. He earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees 
in education and was a member of the coaching staff. He also 
played varsity volleyball his junior and senior years. 

Snow began his coaching career at Wayland High School 
while a student teacher under Rick Moyer during the 1968- 
1969 school year. He was a track assistant under Don 
Benedetti. He became the varsity boys soccer coach at 
Wayland in the fall of 1971, beginning a stretch of 104 consecutive seasons. He would end his coaching career 
having coached a total of 108 seasons.The Warriors were 325-230-106 in soccer under Snow with 15 
tournament appearances, six divisional final appearances, three divisional ^^^MBP 1 ^^. A 

Championships, three State semifinalists, two State finalists, and a State ____ 
Championship in 2001. 

As the head outdoor track coach for 20 years, Snow coached teams that won 
four League Championships, numerous All-League Meet Championships and 
one State Class Championship in 1994. 

Snow was inducted into the Massachusetts State Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame 
in 1991. As the head indoor track coach, Snow guided the Warriors to 13 League 
Championships, six second-places finishes in the DCL, 12 All- 
League meet Championships, 11 undefeated seasons, seven 
State Class Relay Titles, a 62-meet winning streak in the DCL 
over eight years, four State Class Championships and and a 
league record of 182-41 over 30 seasons. 

Along with his coaching activities, he devoted 17 years to Way- 
land students as an elementary physical education teacher and 

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Snow received coach of the year honors from the Metro West News on numerous occasions and as the Boston 
Globe Coach of the Year in 1994 for both indoor track and soccer. He was named Regional Indoor Track Coach 
of the Year by the National Federation of Interscholastic Coaches Association. He received the honor from the 
same association for soccer in 2003. 

Bill would like to thank his wife of 40 years, Janis, and his daughters Jennifer and Kathy for their 
support through the years. He also thanks Buzz Bowers and Rick Moyer. 


Watts made his mark in football, basketball and lacrosse before grad- 
uating from Wayland High School. A three-year varsity player in foot- 
ball, Watts captained the Warriors his senior year, a campaign in which 
he earned league all-star honors and was named co-MVP of the Dual 
County League. 

Lacrosse was the sport in which Watts really shined. He led the state 
in scoring his senior year with 119 points, broke the single-season 
school scoring record and the career school scoring record, a mark that 
was broken four year later by his younger brother Peter. 

Watts was named All-League and All-State twice in lacrosse as well as 
garnering AU-American. 

He was a three-year starter in lacrosse for Dartmouth College and 
received the Duk Hendrick Award as a senior, given to the player who improved the most over 
his collegiate career. 

Watts is a partner in Tank Design/ Inc, a graphic design and branding consulting firm. Scott and 
Carey Watts are the parents of two children, Kela and Owen. 

Jerry Whelchel, who will be honored posthumously, was the consummate three- 
sport star when three-sport athletes were the norm rather than the exception. 
Whelchel, a captain as a senior, was a quarterback for the Warriors, but was 
equally dangerous throwing or running the ball. He was a three-year varsity 
player and a two-year starter behind center, never losing a football game while at 
Way land. 

Whelchel was also a standout in basketball. He led the team in scoring as a sen- 
ior, averaging 18.1 points per game. He helped lead the Warriors to the third round 
of the prestigious Tech Tournament before Wayland was eliminated by Marshfield, 64-52. 

During the spring months, Whelchel, a mid- 
dle infielder, also shined on the diamond. He 
batted .419 for a strong Warrior team his sen- 
ior year. 

Whelchel went to UMass Amherst and 
enjoyed an outstanding football career for 
the the Redmen. He was All- Yankee Confer- 
ence his junior and senior years and won the 
Bulger Lowe Award as New England's top 
player in 1964. Over the course of his career, 
Whelchel rushed for 13 touchdowns and 
passed for an additional 17. UMass was 22-5-1 (14-1 in the Yankee Conference) with Whelchel behind cen- 
ter. He led the team to the Tangerine Bowl his senior year where he was the game's MVP in a losing cause. 

Whelchel was drafted by the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League in 1965. 
Whelchel passed away Sept. 23, 2004. 


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The former Sally White was a standout swimmer during her four years 
at Wayland High School, so outstanding that as of the 2008 season, she 
still held the school varsity record for the 200 individual medley and 
100 butterfly. Eastman also still held four freshmen records, was the all- 
time career point leader (887.5 points), and owned the record for most 
points in the 1986 season. 

She earned All-Scholastic honors from both the Boston Herald and the 
Boston Globe her senior year. A two-time captain and team MVP while 
at Wayland, Eastman went on to swim at Colby College, serving as a 
captain during the 1990-1991 season. She qualified for and participated 
in the NCAA III Nationals all four years of her college swimming career 
and was a six-time All-American. 

While at Colby, Eastman held nine individual school records and was a 
member of four record-breaking relay teams. She was the team MVP all 
four years in college. 


Eastman and her husband Said have two chil- 
dren: Jake, 6 and Abby, 4. She is a stay-at-home 

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The Hall of Fame Selection Committee: Chris Brown, Asa Foster, Martha Jamieson, 
Rick Moyer, Rick Smith, and Bill Snow for their time and contributions in making the 
selections for the Wayland High School Athletic Hall of Fame - 2008. 

The Antonell family, Keith Barber, golf pro at Pinebrook Country Club, the Cibotti family, 
the Doran Family, the Paglia family, and Chris Jenny/The Parthenon Group, for their gener- 
ous contributions to the Silent Auction. 

Mary Barber and the students in her computer class at WHS, the designers / technicians 
for the DVDs. 

Robin Kim, who designed the new Wayland Athletic Hall of Fame website, 

The Wayland Town Crier for the numerous articles and coverage of the Hall of Fame. 

The MetroWest Daily News for contributing photos for the program book. 

Asa Foster at DGI - Invisuals for printing services. 

WayCam for videotaping and broadcasting the ceremonies on Wayland Cable channels 
9 (Comcast) and 37 (Verizon). 

Susan Foster for donating the graphic artwork and designing the tickets and 
program book.